Category Archives: General

That’s Different (Recovery – Day 2)

Today was much like yesterday, only with a bit more standing and walking about. I’ve yet to leave the house. I’m okay with this. New developments … well, you know how I mentioned that instead of gauze packing, my face is full of this gel stuff? Right. So when the doctor spoke to Nikki after […]

Couching About (Recovery – Day 1)

Today has been full of sleep. Made the switch from Percocet to Tylenol for my pain management needs today. Frankly, the pain has been far less than I expected, so Tylenol is doing just fine. (This paragraph brought to you by Tylenol.) Also, commenced with the other prescribed doses of antibiotics (3 doses a day) […]

Breaking Face for a Better Tomorrow (Recovery – Day 0)

Today was the day. I’d not taken any anti-inflammatories or herbal supplements for 14 days. Why the ban on Advil and vitamins? They make you more prone to bleeding, apparently. This wasn’t too much of a hardship. Tylenol was still allowed and I just had a few glasses of orange juice here and there instead […]

No Nose Job

On more than one occasion, I’ve blogged about breathing or my lack thereof. It is no secret that I have an uneasy relationship with my sinuses. With every passing year, I’m guaranteed at least one or two sinus infections, either glancing or full-blown. And while I love the feel of spring, the arrival of pollen […]

Chocolate Covered Bacon

Chocolate Covered Bacon, originally uploaded by grabbingsand. Update: Perhaps I should explain. The bacon was created by the brilliant Sally (of Dan and Sally fame) and shared with us last night after a sustaining bowl of Indian carrot soup with flatbread. Now, the obvious question is this: Was it good? I’m going to say “Yes,” […]

The Eddie Izzard Action Figure

0625082155.jpg, originally uploaded by grabbingsand. Izzard!

Neither Dead Nor

I am neither dead nor married …, originally uploaded by grabbingsand. I’ve fallen out of the habit of haunting used book stores or antique shops in search of old postcards. There’s only so much time and even less opportunity. Local antique places deal more in the expensive items, pieces of furniture and china. Whatever happened […]

Meme Alert: Mosiac!

The Mosaic Meme, originally uploaded by grabbingsand. It’s been ages since I last meme’d. But this one is pretty cool. Found via Amber‘s feed, this meme goes the extra mile by providing a visual reward for your trouble. The concept: 1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search. 2. Using […]

It Takes A Nation Of Millions …

YES WE CAN!, originally uploaded by digital black book. “But always remember that, no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change. We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics. And they will only grow […]

Hey, Baby, What’s Your Sign?

Happy Hour Astrology, Too!, originally uploaded by grabbingsand. I scanned this little booklet and posted it to Flickr months ago, but left it set to “Private” until I had time to label the pages. It’s a thing with me. But the delay has done little to diminish the early 70s funky-freshness of the 1972 Southern […]